I firmly believe that our bodies aren’t built for modern life. For many people, the busyness and stress of life leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausting our Qi and Blood. In TCM, extreme or unexpressed emotions can affect the flow and health of our Qi. When Qi becomes stagnant, the harmony of our bodily systems can be affected, eventually causing ill-health.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for depression and anxiety work to unblock stuck energy, and support, nourish and calm the spirit. TCM can also help to address some of the associated symptoms such as insomnia, panic attacks, fatigue and poor digestion.
Most people find they feel much better after a few treatments, but acupuncture and Chinese herbs aren’t a quick fix. Self-care and lifestyle changes such as meditation and eating a wholefood diet are also important, and regular treatments should be part of a maintenance routine.